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TitlePrinted Map Descriptive of London Poverty 1898-1899. Sheet 5. East Central District
Ref NoBOOTH/E/1/5
Extent1 map
DescriptionCovering: Stepney, Ratcliff, Bethnal Green, Haggerston, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Wapping and Shadwell.

The streets on the map are colour coded to indicate the condition of the inhabitants from poverty to wealth. The colour classifications are as follows:
Black indicates lowest class. Vicious, semi-criminal.
Dark blue indicates very poor, casual. Chronic want.
Light blue indicates poor. 18 shillings to 21 shillings a week for a moderate family.
Purple indicates mixed. Some comfortable, others poor.
Pink indicates fairly comfortable. Good ordinary earnings.
Red indicates middle class. Well to do.
Yellow indicates upper-middle and upper classes. Wealthy.

There are no yellow streets on sheet 5.
A note states a combination of colours - as dark blue and black, or pink and red - indicates that the street contains a fair proportion of each of the classes represented by the respective colours.
Parish boundaries and names are indicated on the map.
Scale: 1:10,560.
Size: 33cm x 48cm.
Publisher: Stanford's London.
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